Thomas Main, Head of School, explains how Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschools faced the Covid-19 pandemic with resolve and extensive planning, so that after a spring of remote learning all of the students could be offered on-campus school. Mr. Main talks about how the first 12 weeks of the fall have gone.
Author Rick Pereira
We are partnering with historian Jack Sanders to share bits of over 3,000 entries from his Ridgefield Encyclopedia.
Watch this video about Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, editor…
Dr. Darla Shaw portrays internationally renowned opera singer Edwina Eustis Dick who lived in Ridgefield for 30 years. Eustis Lane is named after Edwina’s family.
Find out how the Schoolhouse operated during the fall and winter seasons. Who attended classes, and how was the school heated? Jack Sanders will read the first pages of two 19th Century history books West Lane students might have used, one by Charles A. Goodrich and one by his brother, Samuel G. Goodrich (as Peter Parley), who both attended the one-room school.
Work has begun on a major study of the Battle of Ridgefield with the formation of an advisory group to oversee the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program grant obtained this year by the Ridgefield Historical Society.
Kate Mozier-Tichy, a Masters candidate in Information and Library Sciences at Southern CT State University, tells us about the Ramapo Village Indians and answers the questions: who were they, and what happened to them?
Topics: Voting in Ridgefield; Message from our new president; Dear Luke: an Irish Immigrant Experience
Whether you notice it or not, Ridgefield’s history is illuminated by the very buildings that comprise the town. This tour seeks to explore prominent architectural styles in their historical context, as well as to highlight the colorful individuals who built and inhabited these living relics.